Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Near East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe.
Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include "Link in Time," "Link in Place," "Ancient Weapons," "Turning Points," and "Great Lives." Each volume also includes maps, timelines, and illustrations. A selected glossary, a bibliography, and volume indexes complete the set.
Civilizations of the Near East and Southwest Asia
Agriculture; Anatolia; Arameans; Archeological Discoveries; Art and Architecture; Assyria
Babylonia; Bible; Byzantine Empire
¦atal Huyuk; Chaldeans; Christianity; Culture and Traditions
Darius I, the Great
Hammurabi; Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro; Hittites
Indus River; Islam
Jerusalem; Jews and Judaism
Language and Writing; Lydians
Mesopotamia; Monsoons; Myths and Epics
Parthian Empire; Persia; Phoenicians
Scythians; Slavery; Society; Sumer
Technology and Inventions; Tools and Weapons